I can’t believe the three-day weekend is already coming to an end. I really wanted to use this weekend to spend some quality time with Kevin since we’ve both been so busy and he’s been working such late nights, and I think we succeeded.
On Friday evening, we went out to celebrate the end of the workweek and the beginning of the long weekend at Shipyard Emporium in Winter Park. I was excited to try the new restaurant and sample new-to-me beers. Shipyard Emporium is actually a market, bakery and restaurant, so you can buy cases of their beers there in addition to eating in.
We sat out on the patio, and it was a really nice evening. We got a break in the humidity and there was a nice breeze, so it was pleasant to be outside. I hope this is a sign of weather to come this fall!
I started out with the Shipyard Pumpkinhead beer, which I’m so excited is in season. I’m pretty much a fan of pumpkin-flavored everything, and beer is no exception. The beer is smooth, mild and sweet with hints of spices that suggest pumpkin pie. I’m not a huge beer drinker, but this is definitely something I could get used to.
Kevin ordered Shipyard’s Summer Ale then switched to the Pumpkinhead for his second.
Shipyard’s menu consists of a lot of New England favorites, such as lobster rolls, and also had various sandwiches, flatbreads and salads. You could even create your own meat and cheese plate from options from the deli case. I was very tempted to do that but then changed my mind once I saw the Lake Virginia B.O.A.T. sandwich. B.O.A.T. stands for bacon, onion, avocado and tomato…pretty much my favorite sandwich ingredients. The sandwich did not disappoint.
It was served on their freshly made-on-the-spot multi-grain bread, which was chewy and lovely. Their sandwiches come with a choice of sides. I opted for the potato salad, which consisted of red potatoes, celery and a little too much dill. The potato salad was nothing special, but the sandwich was perfect. I could have eaten two.
Kevin ordered the Charcuterie Flatbread, which was topped with marinara sauce, capocollo, sopressata, Genoa salami and havarti cheese. Kevin really enjoyed it.
I thought the crust was delicious, but the meats were a little too salty for my taste, and I thought it could use a little more cheese.
I had a great time at dinner, and I really liked Shipyard’s menu and beer selection. I have a feeling I’ll be back for more Pumpkinhead while I can get it.
Weekly Workout Summary
- Monday-Treadmill run
- Tuesday-Abs and arms
- Wednesday-Long walk with Parko
- Friday-Abs and treadmill run
I definitely got swept up in holiday festivities this weekend, which kept me from working out. On Saturday, I couldn’t peel myself away from college football, and on Sunday, we went over to Kevin’s parents’ house for BBQ-ing and family time. I made sure to hit up the gym today to get moving!
Are you a beer drinker? What is your favorite kind of beer?